Peripheral transcatheter embolization with platinum microcoils

Radiology. 1992 Aug;184(2):369-72. doi: 10.1148/radiology.184.2.1620829.


Embolotherapy with platinum microcoils delivered through the Tracker-18 microcatheter (Target Therapeutics, San Jose, Calif) was performed in 16 patients when peripheral superselective catheterization with standard angiographic catheters was not possible. The Tracker-18 catheter could be directed distally into small peripheral vessels for delivery of the microcoils. These microcoils, with attached fiber strands, resulted in vascular occlusion within a few minutes in all cases. Embolotherapy was technically successful in all patients. The procedures were clinically successful in 15 of 16 patients (94%), and no complications were encountered. Embolization with platinum microcoils through the Tracker-18 catheter is useful when standard methods of embolization are not possible.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Catheterization, Peripheral*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platinum
  • Stents*


  • Platinum